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The Story story

There are two very different reasons why papers like the Times default to the opposing view format for covering a subject. One is that fights make good stories, and the easiest fights to cast and cover are ones with only two sides…. The second reason that journals, and journalists, default to the Opposing View format is that they either don’t know the subject, or have a highly masked position in…

Notable Journalism Links

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism Hildy, You’re a Newspaperman: Collecting Screen Scribes (“One film I never see on anyone’s list is “Doctor X,” an uneven 1930-something thriller in which the reporter not only climbs a drainpipe to look in a window, but crawls under a sheet to impersonate a corpse (complete with toe-tag) and eavesdrop on conversations at the morgue. Skills to remember!”) Association for Education in Journalism and…

Judge Blocks 'Do Not Call' Law

A U.S. court in Oklahoma has blocked the national “do not call” list that would allow consumers to stop most unwanted telephone sales calls, the Direct Marketing Association said on Wednesday. –Judge Blocks ‘Do Not Call’ Law (AP/Arizona Central) Breaking news. Starting next week, it would have been illegal to call people on that list. Curse you, telemarketers! Watch for the Slashdot article soon…